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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-05-01 11:35
  Subject:   "This is the lesbian catfight the Mediterranean has been waiting 2,500 years for!"
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  Tags:  humor, reddit

Campaigners on the Greek island of Lesbos are to go to court in an attempt to stop a gay rights organisation from using the term "lesbian". The islanders say that if they are successful they may then start to fight the word lesbian internationally.

The issue boils down to who has the right to call themselves Lesbians. Is it gay women, or the 100,000 people living on Greece's third biggest island - plus another 250,000 expatriates who originate from Lesbos?

The man spearheading the case, publisher Dimitris Lambrou, claims that international dominance of the word in its sexual context violates the human rights of the islanders, and disgraces them around the world. He says it causes daily problems to the social life of Lesbos's inhabitants.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7376919.stm


"This. Is. LESBOS!!!!"
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MikeRo: Hehehe
  User: mrothermel
  Date: 2008-05-01 18:36 (UTC)
  Subject:   strange
Keyword:Hehehe
I am constantly amazed at the things you find on the web.


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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2008-05-01 19:22 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: strange
Mostly I just read the front page of Reddit, Digg, Slashdot and MetaFilter. Occasionally I'll dip into the Programming or Science sub-reddit, but that's about it.
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  User: (Anonymous)
  Date: 2008-05-01 20:34 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: strange
Funny, I was just reading this on the BBC.

-l
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  User: (Anonymous)
  Date: 2008-05-01 20:38 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
First, I'm not surprised this hadn't happened earlier. Secondly, is trying to stop a single organization of gay folk really going to stop the disgrace the population suffers around the world (if it can even be argued that it disgraces them at all in some way)? Then to take on the whole world about its usage at some later time? Lastly, perhaps they should consider changing the term they use for themselves to... Lesbosian? How about Lesbonese? Lesboner? Ok, now I'm just being silly.

-J

Lesbians! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, FOR TONIGHT, WE DINE ON A NON-HETEROSEXUAL ISLAND!!!
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  User: (Anonymous)
  Date: 2008-05-05 03:13 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I think the term "Lesboners" would go over well depending upon its official pronunciation.

Lez-boners, less-boners, les-bonners...

-l
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  User: (Anonymous)
  Date: 2008-05-05 03:10 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
that would be hades. :-P


-l
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